DIY – Polishing Oxidized Headlights

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October 3, 2013 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

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Don’t let this happen to you! Headlight oxidation is preventable! Polycarbonate headlights are prone to oxidation that limits their light …
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DIY – How to correctly aim car mirrors

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September 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Aiming the mirrors in your car correctly is vital for safe driving. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t pointing them in …
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QuirkyUncle is moving!

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September 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

QuirkyUncle has moved to a new hosting solution with BlueHost.com! You can access all past and future quirkyuncle content at: …
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DIY – Fixing a broken battery retainer with a battery strap

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September 20, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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The acid in car batteries is highly corrosive. It can create an environment near the battery that damages parts of …
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DIY – Choosing the correct motor oil for your BMW

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September 12, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Buying motor oil for your car is not as easy as it used to be. Unlike the past, there is …
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DIY – BMW X3 (E83) Rear Window Repair

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August 31, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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You hear a snap and the rear window of your BMW X3 slides down inside the door. Here’s how to …
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Specialty tools

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August 30, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Specialty tools are designed to perform a specific task. While some automotive and home maintenance operations can be performed using …
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Wrenches and sockets

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August 29, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Much of the world is held together with bolts and nuts. If you are going to do any mechanical work …
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DIY – Top-Engine Cleaning (Decarbonization)

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August 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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As they age, all engines get dirty on the inside throughout the combustion path (from the air intake to the …
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DIY – Oxygen Sensor Replacement

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June 28, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Oxygen sensor replacement can be a fairly easy task that you can perform with a minimal number of tools. Aside …
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